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JoBeth Williams is a Actor American born on 6 december 1948 at Houston (USA)

JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams
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Birth name Margaret Jobeth Williams
Nationality USA
Birth 6 december 1948 (75 years) at Houston (USA)

Margaret JoBeth Williams (born December 6, 1948) is an American film, television and stage actress. Her directorial debut with the 1994 short film On Hope, earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. Since 2009, she has served as president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

Williams rose to prominence appearing in such films as Stir Crazy (1980), Poltergeist (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Day After (1983), Teachers (1984), and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). A three-time Emmy Award nominee, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her work in the TV movie Adam (1983) and the TV miniseries Baby M (1988). Her third nomination was for her guest role in the sitcom Frasier (1993–94). She also starred in the TV series The Client (1995–96) and had recurring roles in the TV series' Dexter (2007) and Private Practice (2009–11).


She is married to TV and film director John Pasquin (with whom she worked on Jungle 2 Jungle); they have two children.

Best films

Poltergeist (1982)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Wyatt Earp (1994)

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Filmography of JoBeth Williams (52 films)

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The Last Film Festival
Directed by Linda Yellen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dennis Hopper, Chris Kattan, Jacqueline Bisset, Donnell Rawlings, Leelee Sobieski, JoBeth Williams
Roles Mayor
Rating36% 1.8029651.8029651.8029651.8029651.802965
Un obscur festival de cinéma est le dernier espoir du producteur d'un mauvais film …
Within (2016)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Michael Vartan, Erin Moriarty, Nadine Velazquez, Blake Jenner, Ronnie Gene Blevins, JoBeth Williams
Roles Rosemary Fletcher
Rating51% 2.5574152.5574152.5574152.5574152.557415
Un veuf, sa fille et sa nouvelle épouse s'installent dans une nouvelle demeure dans une banlieue. Rapidement, leur vie est perturbée par d'étranges phénomènes qui hantent la maison qui semble être vivante...
In My Dreams
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Katharine McPhee Foster, Mike Vogel, JoBeth Williams, Rachel Skarsten, Antonio Cupo, Jessalyn Wanlim
Roles Charlotte Smith
Rating63% 3.152743.152743.152743.152743.15274
Nick (Mike Vogel) and Natalie (Katharine McPhee) are the perfect couple, only they have never actually met. After tossing coins in Hayward Fountain, the two start dreaming about each other. According to fountain mythology, they have exactly seven days to turn their dreams into a reality.
In My Dreams
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Katharine McPhee Foster, Mike Vogel, JoBeth Williams, Jessalyn Wanlim, Antonio Cupo, Rachel Skarsten
Roles Charlotte Smith
Rating63% 3.152743.152743.152743.152743.15274
Natalie est chef dans un restaurant italien et Nick est architecte. Ils font chacun faire un vœu en jetant une pièce dans une fontaine qui va les faire se rencontrer dans leurs rêves.
The Big Year, 1h40
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Rashida Jones
Roles Edith
Rating61% 3.098423.098423.098423.098423.09842
The film follows three amateur birders who each set out to achieve a Big Year. They are Brad Harris (Jack Black), a 36-year-old computer programmer based in Baltimore; Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), founder and CEO of a New York company bearing his name; and a roofing contractor named Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who holds the current Big Year record of 732 birds.
Love's Christmas Journey, 2h52
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Natalie Hall, JoBeth Williams, Greg Vaughan, Dylan Bruce, Bobby Campo, Charles Shaughnessy
Roles Beatrice
Rating64% 3.204063.204063.204063.204063.20406
Au far West, une veuve vient rendre visite à son frère et ses deux enfants pour Noël.
TiMER (2009)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Emma Caulfield, Michelle Borth, John Patrick Amedori, Desmond Harrington, JoBeth Williams, Kali Rocha
Roles Marion
Rating64% 3.2477953.2477953.2477953.2477953.247795
TiMER is a corporation specializing in a matchmaking device. For a nominal monthly fee, the company can equip anyone with a timer that counts down to the point that the customer meets his or her soulmate. After fifteen years of operation, the company has a 98% approval rating.
Uncorked (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Julie Benz, JoBeth Williams, Elliott Gould, Scott Elrod, Gattlin Griffith, Anne-Marie Johnson
Roles Sophia Browning
Rating60% 3.049383.049383.049383.049383.04938
Johnny (Julie Benz) is a high-powered executive who is definitely not looking to fall in love but a business conference takes her to wine country she meets a handsome widower Andrew (Scott Elrod) who invites Johnny to meet his family after she loses her job. In helping his parents' winery she begins to fall in love with him and his family but when she gets offered another job she has to choose between her career or Andrew.
In the Land of Women, 1h37
Directed by Jon Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Makenzie Vega, Olympia Dukakis, Elena Anaya
Roles Agnes Webb
Rating63% 3.196423.196423.196423.196423.19642
Carter Webb (Adam Brody) is a young, soft-core porn writer living in Los Angeles whose young, starlet girlfriend Sofia (Elena Anaya) breaks up with him. Carter pleads with her to stay, but she leaves.
Sybil (2007)
, 3h18
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films about child abuse
Actors Tammy Blanchard, Jessica Lange, JoBeth Williams, Ron White, Fab Filippo, Brian Downey
Roles Hattie Dorsett
Rating68% 3.4404853.4404853.4404853.4404853.440485
Le film est basé sur le livre Sybil de Flora Rheta Schreiber paru en 1973. Sybil Dorsett est une jeune femme diplômée qui souffre d'étranges absences et demande de l'aide à une psychiatre : le Dr Cornelia Wilbur. On suit la longue psychothérapie de Sybil, au cours de laquelle la thérapeute va mettre en évidence un trouble de la personnalité multiple, en l'occurrence, chez Sybil, ce sont dix-sept personnalités différentes qui prennent le contrôle d'elle-même. Certaines sont psychotiques et veulent la tuer. Ces troubles sont liés à des abus sexuels durant l'enfance. La thérapie va mener à la réintégration progressive de ces personnalités en une seule.
Fever Pitch, 1h43
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Sports films, Baseball films, Children's films
Actors Drew Barrymore, JoBeth Williams, Jimmy Fallon, KaDee Strickland-Behr, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler
Roles Maureen Meeks
Rating61% 3.0999753.0999753.0999753.0999753.099975
Ben Wrightman, a 7-year-old boy, is going to a Red Sox game with his Uncle Carl. His uncle, who had not children of his own, treated Ben like a son. A narration explains that on that day, Ben became a die-hard Red Sox fan. Just about everything he owns bears the Red Sox name, emblem, or image of a Red Sox player (with the exception of his toilet paper, which bears the New York Yankees insignia). Ben inherited his uncle's season tickets when Carl died. The story picks up 23 years later with Ben (Jimmy Fallon) as a school teacher who is immature for his age. He meets Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore), a professionally successful workaholic executive. When Ben first asks her out, Lindsey rejects him, but she later changes her mind and agrees to go out with him.
Into the Fire
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Sean Patrick Flanery, JoBeth Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Pablo Schreiber, Ed Lauter, Lydia Jordan
Roles June Sickles
Rating50% 2.5275352.5275352.5275352.5275352.527535
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, three New Yorkers respond to a new tragedy. June Sickles Fiorilli (JoBeth Williams) lost her firefighter son on 9-11 and now lives with her granddaughter Quinn, not far from the very firehouse that her boy called home. Walter Hartwig (Sean Patrick Flanery) is the lieutenant in charge on the night a jumbo jet crashes on final approach into Kennedy Airport, intertwining him to June and music teacher Catrina Hampton (Melina Kanakaredes), who is awaiting the arrival of her twin sister.
14 Hours
14 Hours (2005)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors JoBeth Williams, Rick Schroder, Kris Kristofferson, Kevin McNulty, Devon Weigel, Simone Bailly
Roles Jeanette Makins
Rating49% 2.470752.470752.470752.470752.47075
14 Hours is based on the harrowing events of June 2001, when Tropical Storm Allison stalled over the Houston metropolitan area, pouring nearly 30 inches of rain on the city within a 14-hour period. The story begins as the storm seems to be moving away from Houston. Jeanette Makins (JoBeth Williams), a nurse at Memorial Hermann Hospital, arrives ready for what she expects to be a normal day. But Tropical Storm Allison's rains return, quickly turning a normal day into a nightmare. As floodwaters inundate the lower levels of the hospital, a brilliant young surgeon, Dr. Foster (Rick Schroder), makes the decision to move the patients to safer ground, including a young couple whose premature baby is struggling for life, as well as, a girl and her mother, severely hurt in a car accident. With the resourceful thinking of Chuck Whortle (Kris Kristofferson), chief of Harris County Emergency Management, the hospital staff and volunteers race against the clock to get all patients to safety.
The Rose Technique, 1h37
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors JoBeth Williams, Sally Kirkland, Kari Wuhrer, Jason Brooks, Leo Rossi, Sage Kirkpatrick
Roles Dr. Lillian Rose
Rating41% 2.0549652.0549652.0549652.0549652.054965
The Rose Technique revolves around the life of an off-beat psychiatrist who wants to join the crazy world of daytime TV. She signs a contract with a school and becomes a teacher, but a student tries to prove that she is no angel. Strange things happen while the psychiatrist Doctor Lillian Rose is around.